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SASS 2019

SASS 2019 will take place May 2-4, 2019,  in the heart of downtown Madison WI, on the shores of Lake Monona. We will meet in the Monona Terrace Convention Center, designed by local architect and luminary Frank Lloyd Wright. The conference theme “Closing the Frontiers?”  is highly relevant when dealing with contemporary Scandinavia. Frontiers are borders – real and imagined, present and historical. Scandinavia, like the United States, is a place where previously open borders have started to close. This holds not only to those trying to enter as immigrants or refugees, but also to those wishing to move within the once open Nordic region. “Closing the Frontiers”  raises the question of what and whom to include when talking about Scandinavia – today and in the past. The question mark in the title indicates our openness to explore all aspects of the theme from all angles, encouraging a dynamic interdisciplinary discussion.

The registration page allows you to note whether you would like your presentation considered for one of these streams. We also welcome presentations or sets of presentations that lie outside these streams. The deadline for making a proposal is December 15, 2018. We will announce accepted presentations in late December 2018.